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kohler command engine
« on: August 20, 2007, 05:42:35 PM »
i have a 14 horse ohv Kohler command engine and was wondering if this would be good for racing? i was told it needed a new valve because the aluminum one in the engine would melt at high rpm's that we run at



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Re: kohler command engine
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 07:22:48 PM »
I have been in quite a few kohlers over my years of grass cutter repair, and I have yet to see an aluminum valve. As to whther its will be good for racing. Can't say with out knowing what rules your sanctioned racing group goes by or the class you want to participate in.
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Re: kohler command engine
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007, 08:39:58 PM »
well i would run in the 11 through 16 hoarse class


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Re: kohler command engine
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2007, 01:57:03 PM »
Are you in the USLMRA, ARMA or some other organization?
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Re: kohler command engine
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2007, 11:05:52 PM »
i race in another organization in Oregon. we run by stock horse power

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Re: kohler command engine
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2007, 06:19:48 PM »
well In the organization and class i run in, we are allowed up to 18hp (OHV ENGINES MUST BE STOCK) and i run a kohler command 18. I am one of the top drivers and am the only one running a command. thats just my opinion, I Only race kohlers.
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Re: kohler command engine
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2007, 12:21:22 AM »
This is a very good engine to race with I race with a 400 series peerless behind one and I am beating guys running with 20hp v twins


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Re: kohler command engine
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2007, 09:45:32 PM »
im getting ready to use this engine, and i was wondering if it would wire just like a normal engine? thanks

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Re: kohler command engine
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2007, 07:32:39 PM »
what i meant was what are all these wires for, and do i have to use them all?



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Re: kohler command engine
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2007, 10:51:21 PM »
http://kohlerengines.com/index.jsp
Go there and browse around. Kohler factory support is unmatched, at least for factory specs and repairs.
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Re: kohler command engine
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2007, 07:44:30 PM »
Unless you plan on running a charging system,all the wires that go to the rectifier(the thing on the shroud) will be eliminated when you take the stator out.Then about all you have left is the wire to kill the engine.
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Re: kohler command engine
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2007, 08:37:15 PM »
well i got it started and running right today, and was told i needed to replace the exhaust push rod (not the valve) so i was wondering where to buy one at? I was thinking Don or George might....

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Re: kohler command engine
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2007, 10:14:20 PM »
We are a kohler dealer. I need model and spec number to ensure we get the right one.
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Re: kohler command engine
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2007, 10:55:28 AM »
not trying to ruin any sales but if your looking for performance/aftermarket the guys at www.midwestsupercub.net are the guys
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Re: kohler command engine
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2008, 11:15:06 PM »
By the way George, I found out that the push rod was steel, so i no longer need one. But do you guys sell offset keys?